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Queen Eastern Yellowjacket - Vespula maculifrons - female

Queen Eastern Yellowjacket - Vespula maculifrons - Female
Springfield, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
April 16, 2005
Size: 17mm
Photos for "Hornets & Yellowjackets Through the Lens" project.

Note the distinctive abdominal pattern, black 1st antenna segment, and continuous genal band (yellow band behind the eyes).

Richard, would you mind sharing your equipment used to capture these images?
Excelent work and well done on the compositions.


Thanks for the compliment, Mike. I used a Nikon D70 with a 2X teleconverter and a 105mm macro lens, plus a Nikon SB-600 speedlight for flash. It was fairly simple to get a high level of detail because of the large size of this wasp.

I had a feeling about the Cam. Keep em coming.
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